Thandie Newton is easily one of my favorite actresses. Yes, she is incredibly beautiful, but I loved her in Crash and she was so good in The Pursuit of Happyness. And now, I have even more reason to love her.
Thandie recently revealed that she’s going “natural” to set a good example for her daughter. Now for those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, going “natural” means wearing your hair in its natural texture and refraning from the use of chemical straighteners. It’s sort of a thing in the African-American community now–actress Viola Davis also recently stopped wearing wigs and embraced her hair’s natural texture at the Oscars.
In Hollywood, where looks are so important, I think it’s especially awesome that Thandie spoke up about it and made a change… for her daughters. When making the switch, the actress said “The stigma with some black women seems to be that “nappy hair” (natural afro hair) is almost as bad as loo roll trailing from your shoe.” She also said, “I didn’t want my daughters to judge their beautiful curls.”
Of course, Thandie is beautiful with curly or straight hair, but I wonder how many of us regular moms would be willing to make a drastic change like this for our daughters. Would you stop coloring your hair or trying every new fad diet to set an example for your daughter that she is amazing just as she is? Share in the comments.
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